Borodin Quartet - Shostakovich: Quartet No.4; Quartet No.8

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ReferênciaMercury SR90309
EtiquetaSpeakers Corner – Mercury
Embalagem1 LP 33 RPM
GramagemVinil 180 g
Código de Barras4260019714626

The stony path towards artistic freedom which led through the thicket of the Soviet dictatorship appeared to have become somewhat smoother for Shostakovich with this recording. It was something of a small sensation that a recording team from the West was permitted to travel to Moscow to tape and thus preserve music by a contemporary composer for the western market. And that the Mercury team brought back a recording (along with other tapes) that would stand on an exalted platform even in times of a political thaw is a stroke of luck.